There's A New Market In Town!

Sometimes when everything is moving around me so quickly, I need to take a step back, breathe deeply and count to 10. Or 20.

I have found myself doing this many times this week as we countdown to the soft launch of the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market at 8 am this Sunday, May 1.

It's exhilarating to see something that was once just a morsel of an idea we tossed around, poked at and prodded for a few months come to fruition.

In case you've missed any of the amazing press coverage we've received, here's some links to get you up-to-date:

San Antonio Business Journal, April 12, 2011
Alamo Quarry gaining new farmers' market, April 15, 2011
Farmers & Ranchers Market Coming to the Quarry

San Antonio Express-News, Taste, Sunday, April 17, 2011
Farmers market at Quarry

The Current, April 20, 2011
New farmers (and ranchers) market opening at the Quarry

Northside Recorder Times, April 19, 2011
Farmers, Ranchers market to open at the Quarry

We also received a nice write-up in the June issue of San Antonio Magazine, which is on the newsstands now.

We've put together a great collection of vendors and each week, as new produce and seasonal products become available, they will arrive at the market. Like tomatoes, peaches and melons...oh my!

By the grand opening on June 5, we'll have a wide assortment of over 20 vendors featuring the finest farmers and ranchers in South Texas.

We'll be in the parking lot of the Quarry Market (255 E. Basse Road), adjacent to Whole Foods Market every Sunday from 8 am until sometime after noon.

This week's featured vendors include:

9-1 Produce Farmfarm fresh produce from Devine
Edelen Farmsgrass-fed beef, free-range chickens and eggs, pastured pork, raw honey and jams and jellies
Good Gluten-Free Foodsgluten-free baked goods, both sweet and savory
Humble House Foodsfresh mozzarella, pesto, tapenade, hummus and other spreads
Koch Rancheswild hog, venison, goat
Markley Family Farmfresh produce from New Braunfels
Nature's Selectall-natural pet food and treats for your four-legged friends delivered to your home
Patty's Petalsorchids and fresh flowers
Springfield Farmfarm fresh produce from Moulton, just south of Gonzales
The Gardener's Feastall-natural, lard-free and even vegan tamales, along with homemade salsa, gorditas and corn tortillas
Zamudio Farmfarm fresh produce from Natalia

And, naturally, Cowgirl Granola will be there, too.

Live musical entertainment will be provided by Sergio Leal, an extremely talented guitar player who will dazzle you with his Latin-Jazz fusion sounds.

So swing by, listen to the music, buy some great locally grown, raised and produced foods and meet our vendors. Ask questions and let them tell you about what they do, why they do it and why it matters to buy and eat local. I'd love for you to stop by my tent as well and say hello.

We look forward to seeing you soon...

Buen provecho!
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